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Suicide support group at Monongahela Valley Hospital looks to fill void

By Mary Pickels
Perceiving an unmet need in the sections of Fayette, Washington and Greene counties where he works, psychologist Sam Lonich will lead a new suicide bereavement ...

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Franklin Regional wrestling rallies to top Belle Vernon, defends team title

Franklin Regional sophomore Ryan Deloach made sure to add a few extra “pleases” as he went through his prayer routine prior to his bout in …
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Frazier, Beth-Center lead Tri-County South football squad

Frazier and Beth-Center dominated the Tri-County South All-Conference Team with nine and 10 players selected, respectively. It should come as no surprise that the two teams led the way with the most picks as the Bulldogs won the conference crown …
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HS highlight reel: PIAA approves Clairton sanctions

Clairton football coach Wayne Wade will miss one game next season and his team will be on probation for a year as part of a punishment approved by the PIAA Board of Directors on Wednesday. As proposed by the school …
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Valley Independent roundup: Brownsville downs Charleroi

The Charleroi Cougars had a chance to clinch their first section championship since 1996 Friday night. Instead, they find themselves in a dogfight for the top spot in Section 4-AA with Brownsville after losing a tough 55-49 decision to the …
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Sporio leads EF past Ringgold, 48-41

If anyone ever doubted who the heart and soul of Elizabeth Forward’s girls’ basketball team is, they should have watched the Warriors’ 48-41 Section 4-AAA win over host Ringgold Thursday night. Not only did Abigail Sporio lead EF (15-3, 9-1) …
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Frazier girls making final push to claim program’s 2nd section championship

Frazier girls basketball coach Ken Poling makes it a point to not bring up the possibility of winning a Section 4-AA title with his players. It’s there, everyone knows it, and their upcoming game against Washington on Feb. 5 could …
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Monessen cruises to 63-point win over West Greene

Monessen continued its domination of Section 3-A with a 75-12 win over visiting West Greene Friday night. Monessen (13-6, 10-0) has won every section game …
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Yough happy to be out of the Greater Allegheny

A year ago, Yough’s football team faced culture shock on multiple levels. Not only were the Cougars kicked up from Class AA to AAA, but they were also placed in the Greater Allegheny Conference, a league that had teams in …
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